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Justin Hardee
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Signed by the Houston Texans as a college free agent on May 12, 2017.
Signed by the Houston Texans as a college free agent on May 12, 2017.

Played four seasons (2012-14, 2016) at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas
Redshirted the 2015 season due to injury
Played in 48 career games with the Horned Frogs and caught 54 passes for 857 yards and eight touchdowns
Also logged 576 kick return yards on 27 career returns and 147 punt return yards and one touchdown on eight returns

2016 (Illinois):
Started all 12 games at wide receiver
Finished second on the team with 314 receiving yards and third with 25 receptions, including three grabs of 30-plus yards
Three receptions of 30+ yards
Averaged 2.1 receptions and 26.2 yards per game
Career highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (125) in the season finale at Northwestern
Earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition

2015 (Illinois):
Redshirted the season due to injury

2014 (Illinois):
Played in all 13 games, starting eight
Tallied 19 catches for 240 yards (12.6 avg.) on the season
Named team’s Offensive Skill Points Award recipient
Caught a career-high six passes for 110 yards, including a go-ahead 62-yard touchdown pass with 12:27 left in the fourth quarter, vs. Western Kentucky (9/6)

2013 (Illinois):
Played in all 12 games and started one
His start against Wisconsin was the second of his career
Had 11 catches for 95 yards (8.6 avg.) on the season

2012 (Illinois):
Played in all 12 games, making one start, the first of his career, vs. Louisiana Tech (9/22)
Had 17 catches for 192 yards, including a long of 48, on the season
Recorded his first career reception for 17 yards at Arizona State (9/8)
Made Illini debut and recorded one special teams tackle during season-opening win vs.  Western Michigan (9/1)

Attended Glenville High School in Cleveland
A two-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com
Third-team Northeast Lakes All-District selection in 2011
Played in Next Level Northeast Ohio All-Star Game
Member of 2009 team that played in the Division 1 state title game
Also ran track at Glenville, winning a 2011 OHSAA State Championship in the 4x400m relay
High school coach was Ted Ginn Sr.
Son of Arthur Hardee and the late Estella Perryman
Earned bachelor’s degree in communication from Illinois in December 2014 and currently is enrolled in the recreation, sport and tourism master’s program

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